A former president of the United States and an owner of a small town hardware store are in competition for the job of Mayor and the same woman, in this Funny movie from 20th Century Fox.
Mooseport also just happens to be the vacation home for the leader of the free world: Monroe "Eagle" Cole, the President of the United States (Gene Hackman). Following two successful terms, the wildly popular President is ready to retire to his "Mooseport White House," publish his memoirs and embark on a series of lucrative speaking engagements. "The Eagle Has Landed!" proclaim the Mooseport headlines when Cole arrives in the Maine town, along with his devoted executive secretary Grace Sutherland (Marcia Gay Harden) and young PR director Bullard (Fred Savage).
When a jealous Handy announces HIS candidacy for mayor, Eagle is dumbfounded. "I'm running for mayor against the man who's installing my toilets!" he rails. And in the heat of his toughest campaign to date, Eagle's first date with Sally receives the kind of media scrutiny usually reserved for a summit meeting. ("Eagle Lays an Egg" say the pundits when she rejects his goodnight kiss. Ouch!) Handy, in turn, sees himself in a race for Mayor and boyfriend.
But one thing both the Handy and Eagle camps can agree on: Mooseport isn't small enough for both of them!